Smart Things You Should Ask Your Boss When You Get a New Assignment

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When your boss gives you a new task to integrate into your routine, the idea of asking questions may seem intimidating. After all, you don’t want to both them with minutia and may be inclined to believe they provided you with all of the information you need to get the job done right. But, there… Read more »


Our Tips for Making Small Talk with Clients

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While many people find it easy to make small talk in casual situations, when it comes to these simple conversations with clients, the experience can be uncomfortable. Usually, small talk is just a prelude to more serious discussions, often involving money, so the conversations are often more about killing time until the important part begins…. Read more »


How to Get Noticed in a Competitive Market Like Silicon Valley

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When you need to stand out in a sea of qualified candidates, it’s critical that you handle your job search properly. Often, this involves going beyond the traditional approach of submitting your resume to announced vacancies. Instead, you need to manage your job search in a manner that more closely resembles what it is, a… Read more »


Will Staying in a Job You Hate Make You Stronger?

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At some point in nearly every career, a person finds themselves in a job they dislike or even loathe. While being in a position you hate may seem torturous, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value, as long as you view it in the right light. In fact, staying in a job you hate can… Read more »


Ready to Become the Most Likeable Person in Your Office?

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Work environments are innately tricky often because they bring together a collection of personalities who all have to work together towards a common goal. Everyone from managers to entry-level workers needs to get along. Otherwise, it can be hard to meet your collective objectives. Luckily, there are things you can do to ease the strain… Read more »


How to Move Forward When Your Great Idea was Rejected

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It happens to everyone; you think your idea is spectacular but, when you present it, you are caught off guard when it’s shot down. Generally, your first instinct is to try and recover from the incident, possibly by downplaying how great you thought the suggestion was, acting like you have a sudden commitment that needs… Read more »


How to Stay Healthy When You Work Long Hours

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Not everyone works a traditional 40-hour work week, especially if you have joined the management ranks. While an occasionally extended schedule might not have a significant impact on your well-being, frequent long hours can take their toll, leaving your feeling overworked or even burned out. Luckily, there are things you can do to protect your… Read more »


How to Expand Your Role Without Overstepping

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Whether you are generally satisfied with your role or are actively hoping to move on to bigger and brighter things, the idea of taking on new tasks can be enticing. This may allow you to get involved in a project of particular interest, expand your skill set, or simply work with coworkers whom you happen… Read more »


4 Ways to Pull Your Career Out of a Rut in 2018

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While a bit of normalcy can provide a sense of calm, a rut is often downright dull. Most people encounter the occasional stall during their career, but when the tedium becomes commonplace, it’s easy to reach a point of frustration. Luckily, there are ways to break free of ruts in your career. Here are four… Read more »


How to Make the Hardest Decisions Easier

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Leaders are often faced with tough choices, being largely responsible for steering their team, or the entire company, in the right direction. Selecting priorities isn’t always simple as multiple factors are often in play, and the variables change frequently. While finding answers to common decision points seems complex, they actually boil down to something drenched… Read more »